The Edo State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C says it has destroyed about 16, 422 cartons of imported frozen poultry worth N147 million.
In a statement by the Comptroller of Benin, Mr Usman-Shehu Dahiru, the products valued at N177.36 million were impounded during the yuletide season and destroyed in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday.
Dahiru said “The items were a container and conveyed by a truck with registration number BDG 654 XL.
“The items were seized by officers and men of the service on Wednesday at Ovia River along Benin-Ekiadolor Expressway at about 8.00 p.m,” a statement issued by the customs and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Friday, said.
“The seized items have been destroyed at Customs House destruction site in compliance with the Federal Government’s policy on importation of frozen products (chicken and turkey).”